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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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Take The Black StoutTake The Black Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

926 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 22
Gots: 161 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013)
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usechopstix4soup

New York

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First off, I am a huge fan of both Ommegang and Game of Thrones so when I saw that there was a Take the Black stout, I almost lost it.

Beer pours oil black with creamy tan head that dissipated in a considerable amount of time. Standard look for a stout, wasn't expecting anything different from any other dark beer.

The aroma of the beer is hard hitting. Heavy presence of spice, sugars, liquorice, and coffee beans. Unlike many other stouts, this beer's smell is not dependent on the coffee/chocolate smell. I have to say, it smells much like what I imagine stout in the old days probably taste like, dark, bold and spiced.

Taste is dry and bitter, much like a dry rub. It dries out the tongue and leaves it feeling freshened from the herbs, which is predominately liquorice roots. Mouthfeel is on the thinner bodied side.

As far as quality of beer, this beer hits where I expected. It is by no means a "bad" beer but it also does not compare to Ommegang's usual brewings and this might have to do with the fact that it's a gimmick. I was not disappointed but I was not thoroughly impress neither.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 03:54:29 | More by usechopstix4soup
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